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Assistant Project Manager Job Vacancy

The opportunity 

Financial Sector Deepening - FSD’s Rural finance theme area aims to build access among geographically or economically marginalised populations which mainly constitute rural population.

Work covered under this theme area includes agricultural finance, community-based finance and microfinance.

We are looking for an
 Assistant Project Manager, Rural Financeto support the creation of a platform for inclusion through provision of rural finance. 

Based full time in Nairobi, Kenya the position holder will:

  • Identify opportunities for financial market development in line with FSD strategy and current business plan.
  • Market FSD’s programme to high potential partners across the private sector, non profit institutions and government.
  • Support development of appropriate projects and provide oversight and technical support to partners in implementation of projects.
  • Disseminate results from projects and represent FSD in relevant project and other stakeholder forums.
Who we need 

The ideal candidate will:
  • Possess relevant professional qualifications (minimum of first degree).
  • Have at least 5 years or more of progressive work in financial services sector.
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of rural finance.
  • Have strong project management skills.
  • Possess excellent communication skills (written and oral) and analytical skills.
For more details, download the ToRs from our website’s Opportunities page here. 


If you think you could be the right person for this role then send a covering letter and CV by email to Lydiah Kioko (

Please put “Assistant Project Manager, Rural Finance” in the subject line.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.

Applications must be received not later than Friday 30th September 2011.

FSD Kenya operates as an independent Trust registered in Kenya under the supervision of professional trustees, with policy guidance from its programme investment committee.

Finance is provided by a number of leading development agencies including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together with the Government of Kenya.

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